It looks like the big G’s next arrival in America will come later than initially expected.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the release date for Godzilla: King of the Monsters has been pushed back. The film was originally set for a March 22 release in 2019, but Warner Bros. pushed the date back to May 31 of that year.
The change for the Godzilla sequel’s release date is actually one of several alterations Warner Bros. made for their upcoming release calendar. The sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, was recently announced and is on track for a January 24, 2020 release. The Six Billion Dollar Man, which stars Mark Wahlberg, has been moved from May 31, 2019, to June 5, 2020. The film Crazy Rich Asians has been moved up by two days from August 17 of this year to August 15.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be directed by Michael Dougherty, who previously directed Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus. Gareth Edwards, who directed 2014’s Godzilla, was initially supposed to return for the sequel but dropped out due to a desire to focus on smaller-scale films. The movie stars Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, and Millie Bobby Brown.
Also, let’s not forget about all the giant monsters that will feature in the film – which will be a lot. Godzilla is obviously making a return, and will be joined by Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. The film is shaping up to be a massive Kaiju battle royale, and should set up events for Godzilla vs. Kong, which is slated for a 2020 release.